Current Project

Junk Drawers

We recently acquired a chest of sixteen drawers left on the side of the road. The drawers had previously been used in a school for art supplies. There are wonderful writings on the insides and backs of the drawers attesting to their long years of exposure to creative students, including the dried and well preserved wad of chewing gum. Each drawer, beautifully made with dovetail construction from years gone by, keeps its well-earned patina, marks and splatters from hard usage.

Each drawer on its own is a unique piece of art, in my mind, and I couldn’t think of a better way to preserve them than to use them in this ‘Junk Drawer’ project. We all have that junk drawer in the kitchen, front hall, or in the garage. You know the one. The drawer that seems to collect all the bits and pieces that you don’t know what to do with and aren’t sure if you should keep them or throw them away. Drawers are the perfect places to hide these bits of junk so you don’t have to see them nor think about them. Well, no longer. Look at how beautiful and interesting junk can be!

Junk Drawers

Roadside
Roadside
From The Sea
From The Sea
Toy Chest
Toy Chest
Victorian Lady
Victorian Lady
The Workshop - SOLD
The Workshop - SOLD
Make Up Drawer
Make Up Drawer
Dining Room Drawer
Dining Room Drawer
Junk Garden
Junk Garden
The Kids Drawer
The Kids Drawer
Kitchen Junk Drawer
Kitchen Junk Drawer
The Old Office
The Old Office
The Retired Gentleman
The Retired Gentleman
Buttons and Beads
Buttons and Beads
Top View - Buttons and Beads
Top View - Buttons and Beads
Seriously Junk
Seriously Junk
Out of Tune - SOLD
Out of Tune - SOLD